Use of GIS in Broadband Sector

Use of GIS in Broadband Sector

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Abstract
Gaurav Poonekar
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Sumit Sen
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Dr. Smita Sengupta
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Tata InfoTech Ltd., SDF V, SEEPZ, Andheri (E), Mumbai, India 400096

Abstract
Traditionally, the term “broadband services” is used to define communications that send several different channels at once down a wire or use a wider range of frequencies to transmit a single data stream.

It is essential for companies providing Broadband services to build intelligent network design system and ensure that all its components would function as an integrated whole. The system should be able to pinpoint the exact location of homes in relation to every element of the plant; define the relationships of individual homes to public service answering points, rate centers, and municipal street address guides; and quickly identify issues in the network that affect customers’ critical services.

The companies providing Broadband services around the world traditionally use and maintain plans of their network and field equipment. Designed for engineering and drafting purposes, these plans have little or no value beyond construction. Although these plans look good on paper, but they rarely help the companies to extract related information of the areas of service. Many companies simply have digitized versions of paper plans and are not using maps to their full potential. Maps can be more than just as-built representations of Fiber Optic and Coaxial infrastructure; with intelligent mapping, companies can have instant access to a wide array of information.

The geographically enabled Utility Management system with customized tool will help to monitor, manage and record the various activities in the Optical Fiber network. It will also enable to develop a single Management Information System for the companies to monitor the network status. We derive unique solution for Optical Fiber network management system customizing the general use cases for a Utility GIS solution. By building the system in a phased manner the feasibility of its deployment is increased.